There are many old and different techniques to get an effect of moving images, beginning with flip-books and zoetropic discs (see Sculpture) to ancient shadow plays and shadow theatres (chinese 皮影戲/ Píyǐngxì; indonesian Wayang; thai Nang Yai).

A very beautiful combination of shadow play and zoetropic devices can be found in these two works of Alex Holstein who build some very nice shadowscopes.

Running Man from Alex Holstein.

Shadowscope from Alex Holstein.

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